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Special Collections Librarian

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks forward?thinking, dynamic,
service?oriented applicants for the position of Special Collections Librarian.
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Special Collections Librarian is
responsible for developing, conducting, and coordinating Special Collections’
instruction program and managing the development, analysis, and use of Special
Collections’ rare book collection.

Responsibilities
[50%] Manages the Special Collections instruction program
? In collaboration with faculty, develops and conducts library instruction
sessions and prepares course assignments using Special Collections
materials
? Proactively seeks opportunities to collaborate with faculty to integrate
Special Collections into the classroom and curriculum
? Interacts with faculty and departments to address their instruction needs
[25%] Manages rare books collection
? Selects and acquires printed material for the rare book collection with
particular attention to the Mexican Cookbook Collection
? Manages collection budgets and funds
? Monitors growth of rare book collection and performs stacks maintenance,
inventory projects, and shifting of materials
? Assesses rare book donations
? Establishes and cultivates relationships with rare book donors and dealers
[15%] Contributes to outreach and fundraising initiatives
? Promotes use of special collections among campus, local, and other scholarly
communities
? In collaboration with colleagues in the library, participates in outreach and
fundraising activities to promote the rare book collection
? Works with Library Development and the Head of Special Collections in the
identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors,
including participating in meetings, events, and private show and tells
[10%] Provides Reference
? Answers remote and in?person reference questions pertaining to rare book
collection
? Participates in reading room shifts and provides backup
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
? ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science
? At least one year of experience working in an academic special collections
? At least one year of experience planning, delivering, and assessing primary
source literacy instruction in an academic setting
? Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking
? Demonstrated evidence of strong commitment to customer service,
community engagement, and teamwork
? Ability to work successfully with diverse users at a variety of educational
levels

Preferred Qualifications
? Background or additional degree in one of the following: Latin American
Studies, Mexican American Studies, Spanish
? Reading and writing knowledge of Spanish
? Experience with rare books collection development and budget management
? Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: April 5, 2019

For complete position announcement, along with the online application, access the
UTSA, Human Resources, STARS, website at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/11916.
You will be required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list with the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three references. For assistance accessing the
online system call UTSA Human Resources at (210) 458?4250.

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful
background check. UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

UTSA Libraries
UTSA Libraries is comprised of four library locations?the John Peace Library, the
Downtown Library, the Applied Engineering and Technology Library, and the
Hemisfair Campus. UTSA Libraries is a hub for research and discovery for our Main
and Downtown campuses, where students, faculty and staff gather for study and
collaboration in a welcoming environment. The Libraries is focused on helping
UTSA become a nationally recognized research university and a model for student
success.

The UTSA Libraries Special Collections preserves and provides access to the legacies
of UTSA, San Antonio, and South Texas through a rich array of rare books,
photographs, and primary sources. Strengths of the collections include UTSA’s
institutional history, women and women’s history, activists/activism, Mexican
Americans, San Antonio authors and artists, Mexican and Tex?Mex culinary history,
and urban development and growth.

UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a public urban serving university
specializing in health, cybersecurity, energy, sustainability, and human and social
development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San
Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and
discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The
university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual
and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the
commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world.
Learn more online, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram or on UTSA Today.

San Antonio
San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a charming
and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country. San
Antonio is rich with culture and arts including the annual, two?week celebration of
Fiesta and its annual public arts festival, Luminaria. You can experience the history
of San Antonio through The Alamo and the San Antonio Missions, explore the city
with a walk down the one?of?kind River Walk in bustling Downtown San Antonio,
visit attractions such as the Japanese Tea Garden, the Stock Show and Rodeo, one of
numerous city parks, or catch a Spurs basketball, Rampage hockey, or Missions
baseball game.
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